Explaining the Prevalence of Rape in Delhi NCR

Publication Date: 
August 2013
Global Review 3(3). (with Vani Kulkarni)

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This past December, a physiotherapy student was gang raped in a moving bus in South Delhi and later brutally murdered. This incident stunned India,leading to massive protests in Delhi and other cities, and soon became a global headline. The question on everyone’s mind in coming to terms with this gang rape and its sheer brutality (along with the numerous other rapes that occur on an extremely frequent basis in Delhi NCR)is: what are the social conditions in Delhi under which rape is so recurrent?